The despot’s heel is on thy shore,
His torch is at thy temple door,
Avenge the patriotic gore
That flecked the streets of Baltimore,
And be the battle queen of yore,
Maryland! My Maryland!
The official state song of Maryland could have been written within the last few weeks if you’d been watching the news out of Baltimore and the Freddie Gray debacle taking place. Except instead of a song promoting secession before the Civil War broke out, you have the song of the media and the rioters.The despots are the evil, racist, power-hungry, police with their boot on the neck of the down trodden in Baltimore, and of course the patriotic gore is no one but the rioters with their No Justice, No Peace mantra, their lets loot this place and burn it to the ground, and even good old Mayor Stephanie “give them a space to destroy” Rawlings-Blake.
You see, the song is about a state leaving to join like-minded states and defend the states’ right to slavery within their boarders. That was a hundred and fifty plus years ago, and this has only changed a little bit. Except now the people rioting and looting to protect their right to slavery are the blacks of Baltimore. You heard me right. Baltimore is over 63% black, their mayor is a black Democrat, their police chief is a black Democrat, all 15 of their council people are Democrats and 9 of them are black. The school board is run by Democrats. Baltimore has been ruled by Democrats and democratic policies since 1967. They’re a dark blue city in a dark blue state, a system that democrats built in more than 50 continuous years of democrat rule in the city with the 5th largest concentration of black people by percentage in the country. But what does Baltimore have? Crime, unemployment, poverty, lack of education, and welfare.
Baltimore, historic Baltimore, the stomping grounds of Edgar Allen Poe and home to Fort McHenry is one of the most dangerous cities in the United States. In fact, it is only safer than about 3% of American cities in total having a crime rate of 65 per 1000 with an average of 438 crimes per square mile….that’s a butt load of crime people. But why all the crime, oh yes, because of the rampant poverty and unemployment.
If you have a job in Baltimore there is a greater than 1 in 5 chance you work for the government…20.7% of all jobs in Baltimore are government jobs. But the unemployment rate for black men in prime working ages (20-24, not a teen, but not a professional yet) is 37%. This helps explain why the poverty rate in Baltimore is over 24%, nearing double the national average for adults, and higher at 35% if you’re a child in Baltimore. A New York Times study found that, “among the nation’s 100 largest counties, the one where children face the worst odds of escaping poverty is the city of Baltimore.”
Baltimore spends over $15,000 per student in the system, ranking only behind New York and Boston, but over half the students scored below basic in math (54%) and reading (55%). Education hasn’t educated the mass of the children in Baltimore and pouring money into the system has done nothing.
But yet there are those in the media and government who would have us believe that this problem in Baltimore is due to racism, police distrust and brutality, and the “lingering effects of slavery, Jim Crowe laws, and discrimination in American history that have left minorities communities at a disadvantage.”Well, I tell you what, when the city is run by black democrats, the police are headed by a black democrat, and the police force is more than 50% black I am less worried about racism on the force than I am about over zealous policing in America that comes with the separation of the police and the citizens while the police forces become more and more militarized…which we could totally talk about, after we dispel these other incorrect notions. I laugh at anyone who says Baltimore is experiencing the lingering effects of slavery, Jim Crow laws, etc. For one, slavery hasn’t been legal in Maryland since 1864. Secondly, Jim Crowe have never applied in Maryland, it’s above the Mason-Dixon line. and discrimination? I point out again, black mayor, police chief, congressman, 50% of police black…that smacks of plenty of opportunity to me. In fact, the only problem I see is that Baltimore keeps the Democratic machine in place because those in power keep throwing money into the schools, welfare, etc.
Here is the problem, money as a means of control doesn’t ever allow those near the bottom to educate themselves, learn to be self-sufficient, or get anything better than a job that earns just enough to keep them on the government dole. Too many of those people engage in crime, because why not, they’re poor, uneducated, and strangely have been taught no values from their parental units who have been on the government dole for the last 50+ years of democratic rule.
The great society started under Johnson in 1964 and has pumped billions and billions of dollars in welfare of all types into this country. When this programs started the national poverty level was 14.5%….sixty years later, the national poverty level is 14.5%, no change. The only thing that has happened is that the Democratic party, by promising “Bread and circuses” like Rome did to distract the people have purchased their votes wholesale with the welfare state. Why should the Democrats help these people from where they’re at…they’re doing exactly what the Democrats want…staying poor, stupid, and voting democratic. Is it any wonder that Democrats won over 84% of the vote in 2012 in Baltimore….and Baltimore had the same problems then as it does now, but they keep believing the
promises lies that more money thrown at the education problem, and more money thrown into the welfare programs will make them rich and happy.
Until Baltimore is willing to take off the chains of Democratic slavery they put on their necks willingly in 1967 they might as well continue singing Maryland, my Maryland and blaming the evil, but nonexistent in Baltimore, Republicans for their woes. Nothing can change until they take control of their own destiny and stop repeating the insanity of the democratic party.